Write a book, win a Nook!

This contest is now closed.  The winner is revealed in the final comment below.  Thank you for visiting my blog!

 

If you have read my recent adventures on EBay, you know that I have an extra Nook Color and I’ve promised to give it away!  I have to admit I’ve never used a Nook, but I’ve been impressed with its great reviews.  Even more, I really like it’s unique design.  There’s just something about that little corner cutout that makes it super appealing! 

The Contest

For a chance to win this Nook, all you have to do is add a comment to the bottom of this blog post.  Don’t add just any comment, though.  Let’s have fun with this!  Let’s write a story together.  Each person can write one sentence at a time to contribute to the story.  The story can be about anything.  You can write truth or fiction.  It can be exciting, funny, sad, or uplifting.  It can be about travel, miles, and points, but it doesn’t have to be.  It can be almost anything.

Double Dip, Triple Dip, Quadruple Dip, etc.

You can enter this contest as many times as you like!  Each new story sentence you add below counts as another entry into the contest.  There is one BIG RULE about this: you may not enter twice in a row!  What I mean is that before you can add another sentence to the story, you must wait for another reader to add their sentence.  Each of your entries must have at least one contribution from another reader between them. 

Valentine’s Day Deadline

I will keep this contest open for new entries until noon EST on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th 2012).  At that point I’ll use my trusty computer to generate a random number from 1 to however many entries exist.  The person who wrote the comment that corresponds with the resulting number will be the winner!

Nook Delivery

If you win, I’ll ship the Nook to you anywhere in the continental US.  If you need it delivered elsewhere, we’ll figure out the best shipping option and I’ll contribute up to $15 towards it.  Or, if any of our travels overlap (Kiva DO anyone?) I’ll hand deliver it to you.

The Rules

  • Enter as many times as you like, but no two entries can be consecutive.  There must be at least one entry from another person between each of your entries.
  • No explicit language is allowed.  Keep it rated G.
  • Don’t be mean! 
  • Your sentences can be long or short.  Very short sentences are fine.  Please avoid long run-sentences.
  • Do not try to game the system (by entering the contest with multiple aliases, for example).  If I suspect you of anything like this, you will be disqualified.  I reserve the right to disqualify anyone at any time, but I really don’t want to!
  • Frequent Miler, his wife, and son are not eligible to win, but they are allowed to contribute to the story.  If one happens to win, a new random number will be picked until a valid winner is found.
  • Have fun!

Nook Side Chat

  • To enter the contest, comment below
  • To discuss the contest, please visit the Nook Side Chat.


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Mike
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A big spaceship was …

scott
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her name was princess….

Richard Chen
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… but it had a breakdown around waypoint VVKOA …

Gary Steiger
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and it was a dark and stormy night.

Richard Chen
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Too bad the tail fin wasn’t screwed on tightly enough …

Gary Steiger
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But wait! Tail fins don’t matter in space, since there is no air there with which they can interact.

Mike
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And luke skywalker was onboard

scott
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meanwhile, people thought Gary had been eaten earlier this afternoon.

Gary Steiger
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and so was the cat.

scott
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both were tasty

Laura Lambie
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they tasted just like the turkey dinner we eat at Christmas

scott
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like juicy dark meat

Julie
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Would like to have a Diet Coke.

Mike
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Maybe a pepsi

scott
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and makers mark

Mike
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Straight off the bottle

scott
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no glass, no ice

Richard Chen
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Down the aisle came the trash cart …

Bob
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full of used lottery tickets, including the one that actually contained the formula mathematicians had derived while contemplating the creation of the first Nook

kim eddings
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..and they were able to use the soda as fuel on the spaceship.

Mike
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But it was diet soda. Fuel last long

scott
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ah, aspartame is always good fuel.

mike
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Suddenly the ship was getting attacked by Klingons.
Big Helmet commanded the ship to go “LUDACRIS SPEED”

Richard Chen
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Luckily, the Cardassian Empire had enough trillions of intergalatcic points to fly their fleet over to save the Big Helmet’s crew.

YK
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especially when it is mixed with some contraband vodka from the small bottles smuggled on board.

scott
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specifically, Ketal One

Laura Lambie
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then BIG HELMET commanded to go into chameleonism cloaking

Richard Chen
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Cloaking got them as far as 320 feet away before …

Laura Lambie
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the shields went down and then they were vulnerable so then BIG HELMET said

mike
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use the power of the Shwartz!

Chris
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The shields are down captain!

mike
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that’s why use the power of the Schwartz!!! Put the Schwartz ring on! (spaceballs the movie, for the people that doesn’t know!)

Laura Lambie
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Never underestimate the power of Schwartz

Pat
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The best airline meal in years!

sarah u
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shields, shields…what shields!?

Dan
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“The shields for the space”– before he could finish his sentence, he died.

Sarah L
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Then his body dissolved before my eyes.

Jessica
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I was left to wonder where did he go.

Sand
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I would love to win this!

Gary Steiger
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We will send you a copy when it is published

mike
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now back to the story.. the ship was going ludacris speed… it was going so fast that it past 100 light years.. and ended up at…

Laura Lambie
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the third galaxy past heaven where it was found that________

Scott
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it ran out of gas.

Crystal F
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It floated and floated until…

Scott
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It bumped into…

Bob
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FM, who was rushing home from his vacation in the Bahamas so that he would be able to announce the winner at noon.
Their collision, however, bumped FM into

Scott
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The Queen of England?

shar
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No silly, the Prince of Wales.

Bob
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who, for some strange reason, was also transiting ATL airport and looking for a place to

Scott
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So Prince Charles abruptly said…

Laura Hardy Lambie
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Hey baby, you look groovy

Scott
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FM winked back and said “yeah, baby!”

Roxann
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Thanks, that’s because I do Pilates.

Laura Hardy Lambie
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prince charles said can u show me some of those Pilates moves?

Scott
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then unfortunately another bomb went off

Laura Hardy Lambie
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but prince charles and FM happened to go into the panic room where they were safe and they looked at each other and said

Scott
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Blimey

Laura Hardy Lambie
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And what do we do now?

Bob
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Well, FM realized that he had less than two hours to get home and award the Nook, so he ran to his flight and just before he got to his gate he realized:
I’ve got wi-fi here. I don’t need to get home. I can have two more hours of adventure left………….

Laura Hardy Lambie
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I think I will go and do some bungee jumping, He asked Prince Charles, Do you want to go too, to which Prince Charles replied__________

Scott
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No

Laura Hardy Lambie
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I think I will scuba dive instead.

Scott
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So they poured a couple rounds of drinks and started to drink heavily.

Reuven
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And what happened next, was impossible to believe.

Scott
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They all finally passed out!

Tom
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They died from poisoning. MI5 was dispatched to look into the matter.

Scott
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They quickly got the SIS quickly involved as well to look into the foreign component

Tom
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What they found was shocking.

Mike
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Even the boyscouts came.

Scott
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But it was a false alarm

Mike
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But it wasnt a false alarm. It was real. They all died.

Scott
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in a very gruesome manner…

Tom
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The alcohol was spiked with zombie blood, they would only be dead for a short period before returning as flesh eating monsters.

Sue S
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everyone was in shock.

Scott
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It was a really, really crazy situation

Laura Hardy Lambie
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the nation was in mourning

Scott
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Because their beloved futbol team suffered a defeat.

Laura Hardy Lambie
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no one could be consoled, it was just horrible, terrifying then out the blue came______

Scott
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a bunch of nutcases scrounging for a Nook.

Laura Hardy Lambie
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they were all trying their best to get their hands on one, they all started screaming at once___

Tom
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Charles was the first to rise.

Laura Hardy Lambie
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They screamed in unison PICK ME PICK Me to which a reply was heard

Sue S
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everyone cried.

Bob
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Gadzooks! Who took my Nook with a hook while I was looking at a cookbook from Sooke?

Scott
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and then died.

Tom
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Only one can win! Zombie FM then declared the winner to be….

Scott
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his wife!

Mike
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Mike. The awesomist of awesomes.

Scott
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Sike!

Mike
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It was a double sike. So it was mike as the winner!

Scott
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and the story was coming to close. But….

Tom
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The real winner was………….

Mike
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FM lost his watch and the contest continued another 5 hours

Scott
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Still, there was one more thing to announce…

Mike
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Fm loves mike

Scott
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Noooooooo…..!!

Richard Chen
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Indeed, it’ll be nice to close this “story”.

FrequentMiler
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And the cat said, “The End“.

FrequentMiler
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But then Frequent Miler said, wait we need to announce the winner! And the winner is…

FrequentMiler
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And the cat said, “Me?”

FrequentMiler
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And Frequent Miler said “No, not you. What would you do with a Nook anyway?”

FrequentMiler
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And the cat said “I would lay on it anytime you try to look at it.”

FrequentMiler
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And Frequent Miler said “That’s probably true, but let’s get back to the real winner of this contest…”

FrequentMiler
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And the cat said “I bet it was Gary”

FrequentMiler
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And Frequent Miler said “How could it be Gary? He was eaten, remember?”

FrequentMiler
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The true winner of the Write a Book, Win a Nook contest was Marilynn who, in entry 1540 said “He who hesitates does not get the supersaver mileage rate.

Congratulations Marilynn!

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